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Meet Red Rocker Courtney J.
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“When I attended my first Caps game, I was instantly hooked,” said Red Rocker Courtney J. “The game is fast-paced, packed with excitement, and the fans’ energy is infectious. It reminded me a lot of the energy I felt when I cheered for the Hokies. I’m a sucker for a die-hard fan base–there’s no better group to be a part of.”
The 27-year-old rookie Red Rocker hails from Virginia Beach. She attended Virginia Tech where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Management, with a minor in Business. Courtney began her career in the corporate retail arena, but shifted to marketing, and now procurement. She works as a Junior Financial Analyst for a startup cyber security company and resides in Tysons Corner.
“As a DC transplant, I was first exposed to hockey when I moved here three years ago. I have a lot of friends who are die-hard Caps fans so it was always fun to piggyback on their excitement during each season,” she explained. “My favorite player is Braden Holtby. Goalie is such a high pressure position and he always meets the challenge.”
Courtney was instantly interested in auditioning for the Red Rockers due to their all inclusive nature as a team and the fact that they interact so closely with the fans. In addition to having the opportunity to connect with a lot of fans at Verizon Center this season, she has also participated in many off-site promotional events such as New Year’s Eve at the Gaylord, hospital visits and local hockey club community events.
“My favorite event so far has been the visit to Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. We were able to visit patients in the pediatric wing. There’s nothing like seeing the kids’ faces light up when they see Slapshot or receive a Caps goodie bag, even after they may have just gone through a tough treatment,” said Courtney.
“It’s an honor to represent an organization that is well loved and respected by such a diverse fan base, but more importantly I love how much focus Monumental places on giving back to the community,” she continued. “It has been a whirlwind of a year and I often can’t believe I was selected to be a part of such an amazing group of hardworking individuals. We are constantly putting forth our best effort to ensure Caps fans have an enjoyable time and get the most out of our sporting events. I love that we can create lasting family memories and traditions that people want to continue in the future. We give back, give our best, and never stop working towards excellence.”